So my tourist dreams of Lyon didn't transpire. But I had a great time nonetheless. Dare I say Lyon is a friendlier and easier city to get to know than Paris? Yet with quintessential Frenchiness: an accordion player under my window, swans in the Rhône River, and residents strolling moodily in the rain. I walked around the old quarter last night and I'm just amazed that "normal" people (ie not movie stars or millionaires - as far as I know) actually live in these ancient buildings with huge carved wooden doors only accessible through an electronic code.
But I'll be back!